by Dean Garrison, DC Clothesline:
As the high-profile NXIVM trial winds down, it is almost certain that certain people will be protected.
Two of the biggest beneficiaries of this special treatment will likely be Bill & Hillary Clinton.
However, their associations with the NXIVM sex cult have been documented for over a decade…
In 2007 the media had not quite figured out what NXIVM was all about, but they were already digging.
While I was doing research for another NXIVM story, I found a very interesting article that was published on October 1, 2007 at The Washington Post.
Most of us have likely heard about the donations from NXIVM members to the Clinton Presidential Campaign, but there haven’t been a lot of details released about that.
So let’s look at some more of the ties between Bill, Hillary and NXIVM.
All pull quotes are from The Washington Post article, unless otherwise noted.
A purported pyramid-scheme operator who was run out of Arkansas when Bill Clinton was governor has reinvented himself as the head of an upstate group accused of being a “cult” – and his devotees have pumped thousands into Hillary Rodham Clinton‘s presidential run.
Executives and top associates of the Albany-based NXIVM group – along with their family members – donated $29,900 to Clinton’s presidential campaign, according to federal records.
The above snippet is fairly common knowledge for anyone who has been following the NXIVM case.
But there are things about the specific donors that are not common knowledge in 2019, despite being reported in 2007.
On March 14 and April 13, records show, more than a dozen contributions poured into Clinton’s coffers from NXIVM, an executive and group-awareness training organization led by Brooklyn-born Keith Raniere, 47.
Most were from first-time political donors, each giving the $2,300 maximum. (emphasis mine)
Why on earth would first-time political donors pledge the maximum amount?
Was your very first political donation anywhere near $2300?
For a group to donate to a specific candidate, that candidate has their specific interests in mind, one would assume.
If first-time political donors are giving $2300 (the maximum) they would have to believe that the candidate must be someone who really holds their interests at heart.
I don’t think that’s a bad assumption at all.
Let’s look at some of the more high-profile donors:
Three of the March and April Clinton pledges came from Raniere’s most high-profile followers: Seagram heiresses Clare and Sara Bronfman, and Pamela Cafritz, daughter of D.C. A-listers Buffy and Bill Cafritz.
Cafritz shares a condo with Raniere.
The Bronfman sisters are also deeply involved with NXIVM and, according to a 2003 article in Forbes magazine, have loaned millions to the group and provided use of their jet.
Their father, Edgar Bronfman Sr., once took NXIVM classes but soon severed ties, telling Forbes, “It’s a cult.”
Very interesting that much of the donations came from key players in NXIVM, but I find it more interesting that Clare Bronfman’s Father had already called NXIVM a cult back in 2007.
But let’s not forget the “Slick Willy” connection
If anyone is buying that NXIVM and The Clintons are just casual acquaintances who happen to be connected by some political donations, I would disagree.
There is a longstanding pattern here.
Hillary isn’t the only Clinton NXIVM officials are attracted to.
At least three of them – group President Nancy Salzman and the Bronfman sisters – are members of Bill’s charitable organization, the Clinton Global Initiative. Membership is by invitation only and requires at least a $15,000 donation per person for one year.
So, NXIVM members poured tens of thousands of dollars into Clinton campaigns and organizations, and those are the dollars that we know of (on the record).